Expressive Arts Café

As the newest project launched in June 2020, the virtual Expressive Arts Café is a series of Zoom meetings featuring different topics ranging from poetry to musical interpretations, from vision boards to handmade crafts. You’ll be served espresso first every visit – a two-minute journaling response that you may or may not share. The Daily Special follows. We will always prepare you for your dining experience with knowledge of the planned workshop and theme. Our workshops include art-journaling, sharing an open mic, storytelling and more. Finally, before you exit, we’ll leave you with a little mint of gratitude to carry you through the rest of your day. All courteous friends are welcome, and creativity is not required! Email [email protected] to get on our notice list!


Upcoming Meeting:

Monday, May 23, 2022
1:00 p.m. ET

Hello! As we draw our attention to Mental Health Awareness Month, please look for the voting ballots on our top ten poems, displayed on the Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Network page, at the NAMI NJ website. We want to thank all 65 poets who put pen to paper with tremendous thought and bravely entered our contest. It’s not easy to put your art into the world.

This month at the café our project involves writing and telling a narrative. This Story-Telling Segment of the Expressive Arts Café will only involve you bringing yourself, pen and paper and a willingness to share a story with fellow café-goers. We will write our stories in the café and then share. Of course, as always, sharing is optional. You may come with a story in mind, or we will have story prompts to help you start out. It will be an entertaining time for all.

So, please join us on May 23rd at 1 p.m. for our Story-Telling Segments Café. Please don’t forget to bring your favorite café beverage and remember, we’re the café just around the corner and we will get to know your name 😊.